As mentioned in previous blogs, The Locale has been taking
shape in the North Street premises formerly occupied by Liberté and, before
that, Black Sparrow.
After much work, it opened at the weekend.
Billed as a 'bar, diner and beer yard', it promises craft beers, cocktails and 'bastardised Basque beer snacks'.
The food menu certainly looks the perfect accompaniment to an icy cold beer.
Fish tacos, sweet corn fritters and salt 'n' chilli cauliflower with sriracha mayo would all float our boat.
The chicken is free range and available as tenders or you can order up a three-piece-and-side combo which will snag you a boneless leg, thigh and whole wing with fries, potato slices or a Caesar salad.
The burger selection includes the Locale Legend: an Aberdeen Angus patty with American cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles and Rick's sauce.
Desserts include the adventurous sounding taro ice cream sandwich.
There is a big ol' beer garden out the back which means we can all top up the tan while sipping on a frosty one and nibbling on pintxos beer snacks.
The main pic above is from The Locale's Facebook.
In other news, we are keeping our eye on developments at 104 Hope Street.
The unit is set to be a new Mexican taqueria and cantina bar called Mezcal.
We understand that the new venture is part of the Rotunda Group.
With Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian and Asian restaurants under their belt, a Mexican unit seems a logical step.
We'll bring you more news as we get it.
And we will be back tomorrow with more news of the latest restaurants and bars in Glasgow.